Sunday, January 01, 2017

"Death due to mosquito bite an accident"

New Delhi, Jan 1 (PTI) In a ruling that will benefit many insurance holders, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has held that death due to mosquito bite causing malaria is an accident.

"It is difficult for us to accept that the death due to a mosquito bite would not be a death due to an accident," Justice V K Jain said.

"It can hardly be disputed that a mosquito bite is something which no one expects and happens all of a sudden.

"As per the information available on the website of the insurance company, an accident may include events like snake bite, frost bite and dog bite. Hence it would be very difficult to accept the contention that malaria due to mosquito bite is a disease and not an accident," the commission said.

The order came on a claim filed by Mousami Bhattacharjee whose husband, Debasish, died in January 2012.

He had taken a housing loan from the Bank of Baroda and availed of an insurance policy of the National Insurance Company. The sum insured was payable in the event of his death.

When Mousami approached the insurer to enable them to liquidate the housing loan, the claim was rejected.

She then moved the district consumer forum in West Bengal in February 2014.

The insurer submitted before the forum that Debashish had died due to a mosquito bite and not due to an accident.

The forum had passed an order in Mousami's favour following which the insurance company approached the West Bengal Consumer Commission, but the appeal was dismissed in February.

Later, the insurance company had moved the National Commission.

Preparation of Combined All India Seniority List of Inspector Posts for the year 2001 and onwards… regarding.

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Seniority List /2016 Dated : 2/1/2017

Shri Abhay Kumar,
Assistant Director General (SPN),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject : Preparation of Combined All India Seniority List of Inspector Posts for the year 2001 and onwards… regarding. 

Ref. : Your letter No. 7-1/2015-SPB-II dated 09th June 2016

IP/ASP Association would like to invite your kind attention to its letters of even number dated 9/7/2016, 12/7/2016, 18/7/2016, 25/7/2016, 27/7/2016, 5/8/2016, 17/8/2016 and 5/11/2016 whereby the copies of representations received from members of this Association were forwarded to Directorate with a request to examine the representations in the light of DoPT OM No. 28011/6/76-Estt (D) dated 24.6.1978 and 20011/8/2012-Estt (D) dated 04-03-2014 and decide it impartially, judiciously and as per the rules and regulations framed by the nodal ministry time to time.

Directorate vide memo No. 7-1/2015-SPB-II dated 17/5/2016 has circulated draft All India combined seniority list of Inspector Posts for the year 2001 and 2002 and requested to intimate discrepancies noticed / found therein and in turn this Association vide letter of even number dated 27/5/2016 reported that the said seniority list is prepared incorrectly & needs up-dation/corrections as per the rules and regulations framed by Nodal Ministry. Thereafter Directorate vide Memo No. 7-1/2015-SPB-II dated 09th June 2016 has again circulated revised seniority list to all HOCs with a direction to circulate among all the candidates for inviting comments/grievances, if any within 45 days. As you aware that this Association and, many Circles have already forwarded the grievances of the candidates to Directorate for taking suitable action thereon, but despite lapse of considerable time it is noticed that neither representations of the candidates acknowledged nor final seniority list released.

It is once again earnestly requested to kindly decide the representations of the candidates and arrange to issue correct seniority list for the year 2001 and 2002 immediately and also take suitable steps to release the remaining year’s seniority lists in phased manner. 

Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.29 per litre, diesel by Rs 0.97 per litre

Price of Petrol was today increased by Rs 1.29 per litre and price of Diesel was increased by Rs 0.97 per litre, w.e.f from midnight of January 1st/2nd.

"The current level of international product prices of petrol and diesel and the INR-USD exchange rate warrant increase in selling price of petrol and diesel, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price revision," IOC said in a release.

Petrol per litre from Monday will cost Rs 70.60 in Delhi, Rs 73.13 in Kolkata, Rs 76.91 in Mumbai and Rs 70.07 in Chennai.

Similarly, diesel will cost Rs 57.82 in Delhi, Rs 60.06 in Kolkata, Rs 63.61 in Mumbai and Rs 59.47 in Chennai.

Rates were last hiked on December 16, petrol by Rs 2.21 a litre, and diesel by Rs 1.79 paise, both in Delhi, with corresponding changes in other states.

With oil producers outside the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), led by Russia, agreeing to reduce output by 558,000 barrels per day (bpd) last month, the Indian basket of crude oils gained more than $3 a barrel over the weekend of December 11-12 even as global prices surged to an 18-month high.

This came in the wake of the 13-nation OPEC cartel's November 30 decision to cut output by 1.2 million bpd for six months effective January 1.

It is the first time since 2001 that OPEC and some of its rivals reached a deal to jointly reduce output in order to tackle the global oil glut.

As per available data, the Indian basket, comprising 73 percent sour-grade Dubai and Oman crudes, and the balance in sweet-grade Brent, closed trade on Thursday at $54.54 for a barrel of 159 litres.

According to PTI, the sale of petrol and diesel in Delhi increased to 902,000 tonne during 2015-16 compared to 831,000 tonne in 2014-15 fiscal.

As per latest data released by the city government today, the sale of CNG also went up from 717,000 tonne in 2014-15 to 738,000 tonne in 2015-16.

For LPG, the figures stood at 732,000 tonne and 777,000 tonne for 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively.

According to the city government's Delhi Statistical Handbook 2016, number of consumers of domestic light and fans in 2015-16 stood at 40,94,647 while the figure was 42,89,124 in 2014-15.

The number of commercial light, fans stood at 8,51,410 and 8,71,330 in the year 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively.

RBI extended the period for exchange of old currency for NRIs upto 30 June 2017

Date : Dec 31, 2016
RBI introduces Facility for Citizens and NRIs who were Abroad for Exchange of SBNs
The Reserve Bank of India has introduced a facility of exchange of specified bank notes (SBNs) to give an opportunity to Indian citizens and non resident Indian (NRI) citizens who were abroad during November 9, 2016 to December 30, 2016.

Resident Indian citizens who were abroad during November 9, 2016 to December 30, 2016 can avail this facility upto March 31, 2017 and Non Resident Indian citizens who were abroad during November 9, 2016 to December 30, 2016 can avail this facility upto June 30, 2017.

While there is no monetary limit for exchange for the eligible Resident Indians, the limit for NRIs will be as per the relevant FEMA Regulations. They can avail this facility in their individual capacity once during the period on submission of ID documents, such as, Aadhaar number, Permanent Account Number (PAN) etc, and on submission of documentary evidence showing they were abroad during the period and, that they have not availed the exchange facility earlier, Customs certificate about import of SBNs by NRIs etc. No third party tender will be accepted under the facility.

On fulfilment of the terms and conditions and the genuineness of the notes tendered, admissible amount will be credited to the tenderer’s KYC compliant bank account.

The facility will remain open for residents from January 2, 2017 to March 31, 2017 and for NRIs from January 2, 2017 to June 30, 2017.

This facility will be available through Reserve Bank offices at Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, and Nagpur.

Indian citizens resident in Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Bangladesh cannot avail this facility.

Any person, aggrieved by the decision of the Reserve Bank may prefer an appeal to the Central Board of the Reserve Bank within fourteen days of the communication of such refusal to him. Such representations may be addressed to the Central Board, Reserve Bank of India, Secretary’s Department, Central Office Building, 16th Floor, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Mumbai – 400 001.

Further details of the facility have been detailed on RBI website at

The facility has been introduced in terms of Section 4 (1) of the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016 of the Government of India dated December 30, 2016 read with Notification S.O. 4251(E) dated December 30, 2016.
Alpana Killawala
Principal Adviser
Press Release : 2016-2017/1728

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Revision of Hourly Rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor of Workshops and Production Units

All India Railwaymen’s Federation

The Member Rolling Stock,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of Hourly Rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor of Workshops and Production Units

Hourly Rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor of Workshops and Production Units Staff were last revised vide Railway Board’s letter No.2008/M(W)/814/38 dated 27.07.2010 after implementation of recommendations of the VII CPC and revision of pay scales etc. based on that.

Since recommendations of the VII CPC have already been accepted by the government, and most of them have been implemented by the Ministry of Railways as well, resulting in revision of various pay scales etc., it would be quite appropriate that, Hourly Rates of Incentive Bonus and Bonus Factor be revised for Workshops and Production Units Staff w.e.f. 01.01.2016, i.e. date of implementation of recommendations of the VII CPC at an early date.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.

Yours faithfully

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source : AIRF

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